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12 Sep, 2008

Hurricane Ike

Posted by: Dave In: Texas|Weather

UPDATE – Saturday, Sept 12th – We’re all fine here, just without power and water.  It’s like camping, except not nearly as much fun. We are staying in Houston to ride out Hurricane Ike.  We have plenty of food, water, batteries, etc to keep us going.  I’ll try to take some photos or video of […]

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04 Aug, 2008


Posted by: Dave In: Texas|Writing

Tropical storm Edouard is supposed to hit us in Houston tonight around midnight. Our storm supplies consist of olives, vermouth and vodka.  It worked for Rita, why not Edouard? I’ll try to post some photos or video of the tropical storm experience here later tonight. – Dave UPDATE: Monday, July 04 – 7:55PM (CST) – […]

23 Feb, 2008

Cactus Music is back!

Posted by: Dave In: Business|Music|Texas

I got a great piece of news today via the magical interwebs. Cactus Music is back in business and will be celebrating their grand re-opening tonight with some live music. I wrote about Cactus Music closing their doors over 2 years ago and was a little disappointed by the announcement. Houston Calling, a great local […]

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06 Nov, 2007

Election Day November 2007

Posted by: Dave In: Current Affairs|Political|Texas

It’s funny.  I just heard a local news organization say something to the effect of “we’re bringing to bear the most comprehensive election coverage ever in Houston.”  Blah blah, internet…blah blah…podcast…blah blah live blogging…etc, etc, etc. The punchline is – the projected turn-out at the polls is around 10%. I’d say the news organizations can […]

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01 Oct, 2007

It’s lizard season in Houston

Posted by: Dave In: Outdoors|Texas

This little lizard was climbing on a locked box of doggie poop bags posted throughout out apartment complex. I’ve been seeing a lot of lizards crawling around Houston lately. Is this a sign of the end times or just autumn in Houston? -Dave —————- Now playing: John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman – Autumn Serenade via […]

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24 Apr, 2007

Springtime for Houston

Posted by: Dave In: Friends|Texas|Writing

It’s starting to get humid here in Houston. I’m not talking about the flash flood warnings tonight and tomorrow because of the big storm currently tapping the city on the shoulder. I’m talking about the moist air and the cool evening breezes that make me appreciate Houston every now and then. The palm trees across […]

14 Mar, 2007

I want you to build an ark!

Posted by: Dave In: Texas|Writing

So it’s been raining for the past two days straight here in Houston.  There are numerous sections of highway around the city that have been closed because of flooding.  It’s also pretty depressing to drive to work in the dark and come home in the dark for a few days in a row. The sky […]

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04 Nov, 2006

Hell has frozen over

Posted by: Dave In: Current Affairs|Texas

It’s chilly in Houston today. Actually chilly. No, really…look at the weather on the right side of the site. Feels great. -Dave

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16 Oct, 2006

Houston flooding

Posted by: Dave In: Current Affairs|Texas

The photo above is not a river. It’s an exit ramp off I-45 in Houston. So it’s a little wet here in the Bayou City today. It’s been raining pretty hard for a couple days and has caused some pretty bad flooding near the city. We left work a little early today to beat the […]

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16 Sep, 2006

Galveston Island

Posted by: davidherrold In: Mobile|Texas|Travel|Vacation

It’s funny. As soon as I cross the bridge from mainland Texas to Galveston Island I start to immediately relax. The people here have two pairs of flip-flops…one casual and one formal. I like it here. The picture above is from our hotel window. – Dave


  • Dave: Not sure, Bryan, but I'd love to know where Craig lives.
  • Bryan Hanks: What city were those in?
  • Kevin David Anderson: check out our other wreaths at: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150452725264516.391111.360128594515&type=3
  • epiphenita: Like Tom Waits without the music.
  • epiphenita: Reminds me of my good friend's artwork: http://victoriacarlson.blogspot.com/2009/06/untitled.html
  • Dave: I think someone should make some dance music from those "WHOAHs."
  • epiphenita: Oh, Dave. That was tonic to my soul. Perfect. I vote for an exorcism.
  • Dave: Hmm, looks sober to me.
  • Scott: I'm thinking that the guy with the hat might have had a drink or two before this picture was taken. Just a hunch...
  • Scott: There's a roleplaying scenario just waiting to be written based on these pictures. :-)


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